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 Splat the cat : a whale of a tale (I can read book. Level 1, Splat the cat)
 Author: Lin, Amy Hsu

 Publisher:  Harper (2013)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 31 p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 793664 ISBN: 9780062090249
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Cats -- Fiction
 Shells -- Fiction
 Beaches -- Fiction

Price: $13.79

Summary:
Splat's family is going to the beach and Splat can't wait to find a shell with the sound of the sea inside! But when all he finds are broken shells, can a friend in the ocean help save the day?

 Illustrator: Eberz, Robert


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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 160319

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (07/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2013 PreS-Gr 2—In the first early level reader, Pete tries to have fun building sand castles, eating sandwiches, and searching for shells, but the hot sun makes him sizzle while his brother is out there riding his surfboard, staying nice and cool. Finally, the heat gets to Pete and he decides to try the water. He faces his fear of the big waves and, after a few attempts, is surfing just like Bob. Strong artwork, summer hues, and familiar characters make this a great addition to collections. In Whale of a Tale, Splat the Cat goes to the beach for vacation and promises to find the perfect seashell to bring home to his grandpa. As he begins his search, he is pulled in all directions, helping his dad set up the beach umbrella, spelling names in the sand for his sister, and, of course, stopping for fish and ice cream. Finally, he gets his chance to search for shells but he just can't seem to find the right one until he stumbles into the water and lands on a friendly whale who helps him with his mission. The artwork and perspective are well designed, and whimsical drawings assist new readers with context clues and even inspire a few giggles. Two solid choices for emergent readers.—Melissa Smith, Royal Oak Public Library, MI - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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